I'm old enough to remember when Sen. Elizabeth Warren was the greatest progressive hero who ever lived as well as the subject of approximately 3 million articles suggesting -- or plainly stating -- that she was going to run for president any minute now. Now?....Okay....NOW?
Wait for it----- Now!
Needless to say she didn't bite, instead saying she thought Hillary Clinton should run for president.
Specifically she said: ""All of the women — Democratic women I should say — of the Senate urged Hillary Clinton to run, and I hope she does. Hillary is terrific," in a 2014 interview.
Cue Progressive Sadface
But New England neighbor Bernie Sanders fortunately stepped into the breach and the kids went all boy-band crazy for the guy who was free to say anything because he wasn't expected to seriously contend. The idea was that a strong push from the leftier than thou crowd would drag Hillary kicking and screaming into the warm embrace of Democratic socialism or progressivism or liberalism or some kind of -ism of one type or another.
After Sanders of Vermont secured a primary win in the neighboring state of New Hampshire, progressives turned their starstruck eyes to Progressive Goddess Warren figuring she could seal the deal for Bernie in her home state primary with a Bernie endorsement.And then she didn't. In fact, she stayed silent.
Cue Progressive Rageface
So they expressed their extreme dissatisfaction with Warren on her Facebook page on a perfectly anodyne post celebrating the appearance of the Fisk Jubilee Singers who performed "traditional spiritual and black American religious music" at Boston's Symphony Hall back on Feb. 21.
Whatever, stupid singers. Facebook is made for ranting.
And rant they did, ripping into the implicit heresy of Warren's failure to endorse Sanders by letting her know in no uncertain terms that they are really really really REALLY disappointed. And worse.
Your unwillingness to endorse Bernie prior to Super Tuesday indicates to me that your fear of pressure from Hillary friends on Capitol Hill "trumps" your commitment to the progressive cause. I have lost faith in you and the DNC.
Elizabeth - is there ANY reason on God's green earth that you're sitting quiet in the corner while Bernie is awaiting your endorsement? Am I missing something here???
Is she really part of the establishment? How can she, as a representative of the people, as a self proclaimed progressive, not publicly endorse Bernie Sanders? Do you think she owes Clinton some political favors? hmmmm.
With every day that passes without your endorsement of Sanders, Wall Street rejoices, and the corporate owned Hillary Clinton is validated. Shame on you.
Sen Warren let all of the progressives down and the country by not endorsing us before Super Tuesday. With her help, we could have and should have won Mass. Why and what does she have up her sleeve???
Karl Rove's money? Are you smoking crack? I love Elizabeth and would have supported her over Bernie had she chose to run, but I am deeply disappointed in her for not supporting Bernie when it mattered. She will lose ALL credibility if she supports Hillary at any point as Shillary is tied to Wall Street.
You have let all progressives down. Sanders can still win, but if he doesn't that's on you. And when Trump defeats Clinton that will be on you too. You're a sellout. Your endorsement will not save Clinton and we will not vote for her. It's worthless now.
Warren is a wuss. Her silence will not be forgotten.
Senator Warren: I will no longer support or contribute to you or your campaigns. I think it unconscionable that you can continue to condone the corruption in Washington by NOT endorsing Bernie Sanders. I am actually shocked that you would leave a fellow progressive twisting in the wind, as the Clinton Circus rolls into your state and cheats her way to a very narrow win. You've made it very clear: you're only interested in your political career, not showing solidarity to the people promoting the important causes that you apparently only pay lip service to.#FeelTheBern
I sincerely hope that another progressive runs against Warren so that she can be voted out of office as a reward for her cowardice. I understand Warren is in a difficult position, but this is a time for courage.
"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." - Martin Luther King Jr.
That last one -- sick bern, dude.
But then we always hurt the one we (used) to love....